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Simon Says … “Rohit Sharma”

I watched Rohit Sharma, batting for India, score his 23rd century in limited-overs cricket the other day. He was playing South Africa and I noticed how he responded when he reached that milestone. He took off his helmet and without a big show, he raised his bat to thank the crowd for their applause. He faced […]

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5 June 2019

Dear Parents, We have received the following updated information from Jodan Construction regarding the road works project; * The stop / go trials will continue from 6:00am for the next couple of days * They are fully aware of the frustrations experienced by road users today and are therefore needing another trial to implement their […]

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4 June 2019

Dear Parents, We have just received the following updated information from Jodan Construction regarding the road works project; * Another stop / go trial will commence at 6:00am on Wednesday 5 June 2019 * Jodan Construction is not able to confirm the time at which tomorrow’s stop / go trial will end * They are […]

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3 June 2019

Dear Parents, We have just received the following updated information from Jodan Construction regarding the road works project; * Another stop / go trial will commence at 7:00am on Tuesday 4 June 2019 * Jodan Construction is not able to confirm the time at which tomorrow’s stop / trial will end * They are fully […]

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Where Have All the Students gone?!

Someone once said that a school could function perfectly if there were no students in it… l think that MIGHT be missing the point just a tad. But a student-free classroom itself is a strange beast. There’s the important before-school prep time, when the classroom is empty, the noise outside grows as students arrive, and […]

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29 May 2019

Dear Parents, Jodan Construction are currently undergoing a ‘test run’ on their stop and go system. To our understanding, the stop and go will commence again tomorrow from 11am. This means that our morning run should be fine, however the afternoon will bring with it complications and delay. HeronBridge College have a committee of people […]

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23 May 2019

Dear Parents, We have received the following updated information from Jodan Construction regarding the road works project; * The stop / go structures will commence this coming Monday, 27 May * The Diepsloot Bambanani Mall on & off ramps should be ready for traffic by the first week of June & could be used as […]

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9 May 2019

Dear Parents, Following on from our previous communication regarding the upcoming road improvements, you would have noticed that Jodan Construction has commenced their tender by erecting various traffic warning signs along Cedar Road & the R114. I’m sure that you are as excited about this long awaited improvement as we are. The information which we […]

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April 2019

Dear Parents, We have received final confirmation that the tender for the road upgrade has been awarded to Jodan Construction and that work will commence over the upcoming April school holidays. At this stage we have no further confirmed details however a consultation is scheduled for early next week between Jodan Construction and HeronBridge College […]

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Simon Says … “Sunrise”

As I drive in to work I always notice the sunrise and being a bit of a details chap, I see what time it rises and breaks the horizon each morning. It’s interesting to me how the sunrise gets later towards the winter solstice and my son, Joel, and I often talk about this as […]

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Simon Says … “I Will Support You As Strongly in Failure as in Success”

During the holiday, I watched a documentary on one of my favourite film-makers, Steven Spielberg. I’ve always enjoyed Spielberg’s movies, from the playful adventures of Indiana Jones, through the sheer terror of Jaws, to the emotional rollercoaster of Schindler’s List. For me Spielberg has always been a magical visual conductor and my childhood was happily […]

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Simon Says … “What do I want to know from a school report?”

My own school reports make for amusing reading now. They are littered with suggestions that “Simon could do better with a little more effort” and various comments about my lack of commitment to the task at hand. I was the very definition of underachievement. If you looked that word up in the dictionary there would […]

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